Author:Alan Pershing

Is This A Brain Injury Case?

Alwyn Fredericks
Cash, Krugler and Fredericks, LLC
Atlanta, GA

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defines a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury. Everyone is at risk for a TBI, especially children and older adults.

According to the CDC, in 2013, approximately 2.8 million TBI-related Emergency Department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths occurred in the United States. This consisted of approximately 282,000 TBI-related hospitalizations, and approximately 56,000 TBI-related deaths. According to the CDC, motor-vehicle crashes were the leading cause of TBI-related deaths.

Using CaseMetrix
Data in Nursing
Home Cases

  I’m constantly inspired by our clients who have found unique ways of using the CaseMetrix database.  While we do not have an independent database to solely address nursing home cases, we do have attorneys in the network focusing on this specialty.  Here’s what they’ve taught...

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What to Know About Georgia’s New Distracted Driving Law

Joel Williams
Joel Williams Law, LLC
Kennesaw, GA

Distracted driving as a cause of car wrecks has garnered increased attention from the media, scholars, and lawmakers over the past few years. The CDC warns that distracted driving is a major cause of accidents, and statistics from the Georgia Department of Transportation show that fatal highway accidents are on the rise as a result of these behaviors. According to the New York Times, talking on the phone while driving is just as dangerous as driving with a blood alcohol level at the legal limit, text-messaging drivers are eight times more likely to be in an accident than other drivers, and overall, drivers distracted in some way are four times more likely to be in an accident. The NYT put together an excellent video that highlights the unfortunate reality that even though drivers understand the risk of these activities, they continue to take part in them while they drive.

Benefits of the Cloud

The CaseMetrix database can be accessed by subscribers any time, any place utilizing any desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device.  Know your clouds! Our data is stored “in” the cloud in secure facilities throughout the country and I am currently writing “on” the cloud in...

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Tommy Malone’s
Biography – Review

If you haven’t yet read Tommy Malone’s biography, "Tommy Malone, Trial Lawyer:  And the Light Shone Through.  The Guiding Hand Shaping One of America's Greatest Trial Lawyers",  I encourage you to do so regardless of whether you’re an attorney.  This book isn’t a primer on how...

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